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Best pet walking destinations in St. Louis Park

Park student walks his two Golden Retrievers in Oak Hill Park. The park’s trails remain open but many of its facilities remain closed due to COVID-19.

Sam Swisher

May 13, 2020

Throughout quarantine I’ve found myself bored because I have been primarily staying inside and watching Netflix. One way I’ve found to combat my boredom is to take my dogs for walks in parks and trails that I’ve never been to. The following parks and trails are a great change from taking your dog ...

Expanding appreciation of nature through hiking

Expanding appreciation of nature through hiking

Sofia Seewald

March 28, 2020

When I was little my dad used to take me up north and we would camp and hike. I always enjoyed the bonding with my dad, but after a while I would start to complain about my feet hurting. Recently, however, I have found a new appreciation for the outdoor activity. I have lived by Theodore Wirth Parkway...

Walking group provides exercise in community

St. Louis Park Recreation Superintendent Jason West walks during Walk the Park Nov. 9. According to West, Walk the Park takes place once a month.

Noah Orloff

November 18, 2019

As St. Louis Park Recreation Superintendent Jason West reflected on the beginning of Walk the Park, he said the walking group originated from a Park local.  “Frank (Freedman), a community resident, came to me and said he would want to explore the park system more and have an open recreational wal...

Civics/Economics class studies scarcity

Freshmen Iqra Abdi and Courtney Hanson carry five-gallon buckets of water around the track as part of a scarcity simulation in their Civics/Economics class May 22.

Marta Hill and Sam St. Clair

May 29, 2018

After walking around the track with a five gallon bucket of water, freshman Courtney Hanson said how she felt people don’t realize how lucky they are to have access to fresh water. “We take water for granted and we use so much, but it is definitely a limited resource,” Hanson said. “We think i...

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